2017 BMW 2 Series Release Date, Specs and Info

The new and updated BMW 2 Series for 2017 is a small, performance oriented vehicle that has been able to combined comfort and sportiness. It is a highly recommended vehicle particularly for those who need adequate backseat. Some of the highlights for 2017 include an excellent handling, impressive and fuel-sipping engines, a quiet ride, feature-rich interior, and high quality equipment levels. Its release date should be expected sometime early next year.

2017 BMW 2 Series
2017 BMW 2 Series

For 2017, the previously optional Premium package is now standard, and now, the M235i Convertible can be ordered with an AWD system. Also, the 2017 BMW 2 Series 228i trim now comes with standard sport seats. And lastly, a new Luxury package adds chrome exterior and leather trim.

For those of us who have been dreaming of a luxury and comfort laden small car able to effortlessly cruise the highway and a winding mountain, there exists no direct competitor to what the 2017 BMW 2 Series offers.

Walking in the footsteps of its predecessors, the vehicle blends a choice of robust powerplants and a small footprint for impressive results. The 2 Series provides an exceptional performance even for in its base form. An adjustable suspension system, bigger wheels, upgraded brakes, and a dynamically impressive design, the M235I steps up the performance to a whole new perspective.

However, there still exists some cons worth lamenting about. For instance, it lacks a sedan body style and the backseat is cramped. But for those looking for more interior room can sample the superfluity compact luxury class offerings. Some of the options include Ford Mustang 2017, 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, and 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

BMW 2 Series – Available Trims

For 2017, BMW 2 Series buyers will be provided with two trims to choose from: either a 228i or M235i trim. The 2017 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 7-seater is reviewed separately.

2017 BMW 2 Series Exterior Changes & Interior Colors

The sprightly equipped 228i trim comes equipped with a seven-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic climate control (dual zone), satellite and HD radio, leatherette upholstery, cruise control, automatic headlights, LED foglights, BMW’s iDrive electronics interface, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic wipers, and a 6.5” infotainment screen.

2017 BMW 2 Series front
2017 BMW 2 Series front

An optional Premium package available for the above trim comes bundled with keyless ignition and entry, driver memory functions, power-folding heated side mirrors, satellite radio, auto-dimming side mirrors, ambient interior and exterior lighting, rear view mirrors, and 10-way sport front seats.

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The high-performance version – M235i model comes equipped with a rear spoiler, a sportier variable-ratio steering, an M sport steering, adaptive suspension dampers, upgraded aluminum trim, upgraded brakes, an aerodynamic body kit, grey outside mirror caps, a sport exhaust system, and LED accent lights. Furthermore, the Premium package is standard for the M235i trim.

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2017 BMW 2 Series back

The M-Sport package comes with a variety of performance-oriented features optional for the M235i trim. They include an aerodynamic body kit, summer performance 18” wheels, a sport suspension system, Shadowline exterior trim, and an M-Sport steering wheel. Also optional available is the Track Handling package that comes with an adaptive variable steering and suspension system, upgraded brakes, and 18” alloy wheels.

Those aching for more comfort can opt for the Luxury package that comes with chrome exterior trim, 18” wheels and leather upholstered cabin.

2017 BMW 2 Series interior
2017 BMW 2 Series interior

Other packages available for the M235i and 228i include the Cold Weather package that comes bundled with heated steering wheel, headlight washers, and front heated seats. The Technology Package adds a navigation system, Facebook and Pandora apps (BMW Apps), a higher-resolution 8.8” infotainment system, an enhanced driver information display, and BMW Remote Services.

Lastly, the Driver Assistance package wraps up the optional packages offerings. It comes hustled with a forward collision mitigation system, rear and front parking sensors, a lane departure warning system, automatic high-beam headlights, pedestrian detection, and automatic braking system.

2017 BMW 2 Series Engine Specs

By default, the fresh 2017 BMW 2 Series is a RWD, while optional is the xDrive system. To kick start the engine performance 2017 offerings is the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine available on the 2017 BMW 2 Series 228i trim. Its output stands at 241 horsepower and 255 pounds of torque. During our test drive, a rear-wheel-drive 228i coupe accelerated from 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.

Stepping up the performance arena is the M235I which comes equipped with a 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine rated at 321 horsepower and 330 pounds of torque. Hustling a RWD M235i to 60 mph resulted in a blistering 4.5 seconds.

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Price & 2017 BMW 2 Series Release Date

We should expect the vehicle early next year. As for the price, the base should set you back by an MSRP starting from $32,850.

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2017 BMW X3 Release Date and Info

The BMW X3 2017 offers value for its pricey cost with its excellent choice of luxury features, wide-raging talents, and a broad selection of engines. Some highlights include top-notch crash-test scores, crisp handling, a high quality cabin, a generous cargo and passenger space, and a choice of three capable and fuel-sipping engines. Its release date is set for early 2016.

Although largely unchanged, the X3 adds a standard Harman Kardon audio system.

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The X3 isn’t for everyone especially if you have a tight budget. It costs a lot more than its rivals and its upscale features and technologies account for every cent. In its sixth year of production, it may seem like a long time for a luxury sedan to be a class leader, however, BMW has been able to keep its age at bay with the constant updates it has received over the years. It’s practically impossible to find any downside to this amazing vehicle and the only one we’ve been able to get is its relatively higher price.

2017 BMW X3 exterior, front angle, alloy wheels

For 2017, the X3 returns almost unchanged as last year saw a significant refresh to its design that burnished its appeal. For instance, it came with a new diesel engine that offered excellent fuel economy ratings; new redesigned headlights; and slight changes to its exterior color palette. For this year, the X3 has just gotten better. It has managed to age gracefully and seems to have gotten even better just like wine.

Frankly speaking, the available competition posed by its traditional rivals is still far away from catching up with the X3. They include: 2017 Acura RDX, 2017 Lexus NX, 2017 Porsche Macan, and the veteran 2017 Volvo XC60.

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However, if at all you can squeeze the X3 into your budget, resistance may prove futile. With its changes and updates, there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

BMW X3 – Available Trims

The 2017 X3 is available in three trims: xDrive28i, sDrive28i, xDrive28d, and the range-topping xDrive35i.

Exterior Dimensions & Interior Review – 2017 BMW X3

The base sDrive28i is standard with 18” wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, roof rails, gasoline-powered four-cylinder engine, a power liftgate, automatic headlights, LED foglights, automatic climate control (dual-zone), cruise control, automatic wipers, ambient interior lighting, rear privacy glass, driver memory settings, “SensaTec” upholstery, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, nine-speaker sound system, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, eight-way power front seats, the iDrive electronics interface, an auxiliary audio input, and a leather wrapped steering wheel.

2017 BMW X3 steering wheel, leather seats and dashboard

The xDrive28i comes bundled with a diesel engine, hill descent control, and an all-wheel-drive system.

Next up is the xDrive35i that boasts of a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED taillights, adaptive xenon headlights, and a powerful inline-6 gasoline engine.

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Several packages are available optionally. They include: the Premium package that bundles keyless ignition and entry, satellite radio, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and a panoramic sunroof; the Cold Weather package tacks on heated rear and front seats, retractable headlight washer system, and a heated steering system; the Technology package adds a navigation system, a heads-up display, an enhanced driver information display, BMW Remote Services, and smartphone app integration; the Dynamic Handling package bundles an all-wheel-drive system, enhanced torque vectoring and variable-ratio steering, and adaptive suspension dampers.

2017 BMW X3 interior, dashboard and leather seats

The M Sport package tacks on a sport steering wheel, special interior trim, an aerodynamic body kit, torque-vectoring AWD, and 19” wheels.

2017 BMW X3 Engine Specs

Equipped on every 2017 BMW X3 is the automatic stop-start feature and an eight-speed automatic transmission system. For starters, the sDrive connotes a RWD, while the xDrive refers to the AWD.

Powering both the sDrive28i and xDrive28i is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 240 hp and 260 lbs. of torque. During our test drive, the all-wheel-drive X3 sprinted from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. EPA ratings for both the sDrive28i and xDrive28i stand at 21/28/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 BMW X3 engine

The 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28d ups the performance stakes with its turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine rated at 180 horsepower and 280 pounds of torque. According to BMW’s estimates, expect the vehicle to hit 60 mph in just 7.8 seconds.

Finally, the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive35i gets a turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 engine good for 300 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque. It hits 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds.

Release Date & 2017 BMW X3 Price

The new 2017 BMW X3 Diesel comes with an MSRP starting from $42,450, while the SUV features an MSRP of $38,950. Its release date should be expected early next year.

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News has it that the next-gen X3 will be code-named G01, we are still researching on the same and will keep you updated.

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2017 BMW M4 Release Date, News & Specs

The new 2017 BMW M4 comes with a sleeker, and track-day heroism that should ultimately be the preferred choice for anyone shopping for an all-rounded convertible or coupe. Some of its upsides include an impressive turbocharged engine, stout brakes, well-appointed interior, responsive and sharp handling, and a laudable steering and handling. Its release date should be expected sometime early during 2017.

For 2017, the M4 gains keyless ignition and entry, satellite radio, and Harman Kardon audio system. Only a handful of automakers build top-rated convertibles and coupes, but hardly do they reach the benchmark set by the 2017 BMW M4. Based on the two-door version of the 3 Series sedan, the M tag adds a robust 425 horsepower, a six-cylinder engine, and plenty of exterior and interior treatments.

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The power generated from the turbo is consequently sent to the rear wheels through the automated manual transmission seven-speed or the slick-shifting six-speed manual. This enables an acceleration of 0-60 mph in just under 4 seconds, although we are yet to confirm it.

Other upgrades worth looking forward to include optional carbon-ceramic brakes, 18” staggered-width alloy wheels, an active rear active differential, and special aluminum suspension components. Additionally, the model is expected to shed some weight through the use of lighter materials such as coupe’s carbon-fiber-reinforced roof, and bulging aluminum front fenders and hood.

Interior wise, the vehicle comes with impressive materials that enhance a racy appeal for speed thirsty users. There are plenty of M logos, sportier carbon-fiber trim, and tons of nicer materials. The high-performance engine also takes the performance to another level. It corners tenaciously, accelerates ferociously, and brakes hard.

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Pardon your doubting thoughts, as the new 2017 BMW M4 is arguably an all-rounder. A closer alternative for the M4 is the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 coupe. Others include 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Class coupe, and 2017 Lexus RC F.

BMW M4 – Available Trims

The four-passenger high performance 2017 BMW M4 is available with two doors and is offered in either convertible or coupe body styles. The 2017 BMW M4 GTS is reviewed separately.

Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 BMW M4

Standard equipment available on the new 2017 BMW M4 include adaptive xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, a sport body kit, auto-dimming heated side mirrors, heated 10-way power front seats, an active locking differential, cruise control, leather upholstery, automatic climate control (dual-zone), exclusive exterior body panels, a performance exhaust system, driver memory settings, power folding mirror, and summer performance tires.

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Standard accessories include a suite of online and smartphone applications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a navigation system, an 8.8” touchscreen interface, a USB audio input, 16-speaker Harmon Kardon premium sound system, iDrive’s electronics interface, BMW’s ConnectedDrive banner, and an auxiliary audio jack.

The optional Executive package adds a rearview camera, rear and front parking sensors, headlight washers, a steering-heated wheel, and a heads-up display. The Lighting package adds automatic high-beam control, and LED adaptive headlights. The Driver-Assistance package comes bundled with frontal collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, a surround-view camera, and speed limit info.

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Stand-alone features available include adaptive suspension dampers, 19” wheels, smartphone connectivity, carbon-ceramic brakes, a power rear sunshade, automated parallel-parking assist, and a sunroof.

Engine Specs – 2017 BMW M4

A 3.0L 1-6 cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 425 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque. Similar to its M3 sibling, the M4 offers either a standard six-speed manual or a seven-speed M-DCT transmission systems.

2017 BMW M4 engine

When the M4 is equipped with the seven-speed automated manual transmission system, expect an acceleration from 0-60 mph in a flat 4 seconds. Fortunately, we were able to lay our hands on the manual-equipped M4, on hustling it to 60 mph, we achieved an acceleration of 4.4 seconds.

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The automatic engine stop-start feature is also available on the M4, the feature is popular for its ability to shut off the engine whenever the car stops thereby saving you some bucks. With the manual transmission system, expect the manual-transmission system to return 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/24/19 mpg.

It is interesting though, that the M4 convertible still manages to offer the same fuel economy ratings as the BMW M3 despite its extra weight of around 500 pounds.

Price & Release Date – 2017 BMW M4

Its release date should be released sometime early during 2017 when it will be offered for sale. As for its price, expect the vehicle to cost you an MSRP starting from $70,495.

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